The Disney King Returns

So I am just writing a really really quick blog to tell you so very very very exciting news… Today is the day… yep that’s right… today is the day. Today is the day that The Lion King is re-released in cinemas and this time its in 3D… which doesn’t really excite me that much because I don’t really enjoy 3D Movies… but I am just glad its back.

Here are 5 reasons why I am excited it has finally returned:

1. It is an amazing movie… there is laughter, tears, sadness, happiness, joy, pain… you get the idea… it’s epic and legendary… Oh and it is just so colourful and pretty!

2. When it was first released in 1994, I was too young, in fact I was in grade 2… I didn’t like the said bit in the middle so was never truly able to appreciate the whole movie… In fact most of the time, I watched the first half and then fast-forwarded to the bit where Simba meets Timon and Pumba and its “Hakuna Matata” for the rest of the movie. So now I will get to watch it the whole way through… there may still be tears but I will be able to sit through it this time.

3. Because it’s such an amazing film… I get to see it at the movies again, without feeling like an idiot for seeing it as an adult without any children.

4. For a very short period of my life, others will be in love with all things (granted mostly lion king based at this time) Disney almost as much as I am… in fact it may even make me feel normal, rather than obsessive.

and 5. If it is coming out at the movies, that means very very soon it will be re-released from the vault on DVD and hopefully blue ray which means after waiting and waiting for about 8 years for it come back out the vault after being silly enough to miss it last time (due to the fact that I didn’t fully comprehend the impact of the vault at the time), I will finally own it on DVD… This means that my collection is getting one step closer to being completed. In fact, this really is the final piece of the puzzle because the other movies in the collection of 50 Disney Animated Feature Films that I am missing I am not that fussed about… but this is the last one that I have really wanted. But just to clarify… of the ‘chosen 50’ (chosen by disney not me) these are the ones I am still missing…

No. 6 Saludos Amigos – 1942
No. 7 The Three Caballeros – 1944
No. 8 Make Mine Music – 1946
No. 9 Fun and Fancy Free – 1947
No. 10 Melody Time – 1948
No. 11 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad – 1949
No. 22 The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh – 1977
No. 32 The Lion King – 1994
No. 39 Dinosaur – 2000
No. 45 Home on the Range – 2004

And now it is almost in reach and I am very very very exctied…

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